Hur and Aaron

Two Kinds of Warriors When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. … So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword. Exodus 17:12-13 Have you ever participated …

Fight Fear: Embrace God’s Peace

The Antidote for Fear But the Lord said to [Gideon], “Peace! Do not be afraid. You are not going to die.” Judges 6:23 Gideon knew all about fear. He lived during a tumultuous time in Israel’s history. Scripture tells us that “the power of Midian was so oppressive,” the Israelites lived in “mountain clefts, caves, and strongholds” (Judges 6:2). And …

A Prayer of Adoration

Focused on God O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Psalm 8:1 Most of my prayers are petitions, asking God for something; or they’re laments, complaining about something. Sometimes, they’re filled with thanksgiving for something God has done for me. Very few are focused on God, …

Praying in Jesus’s Name

 **“G3686 – onoma – Strong’s Greek Lexicon (KJV).” Blue Letter Bible. Accessed 13 Sep, 2019. https://www.blueletterbible.org//lang/Lexicon/Lexicon.cfm?Strongs=G3686&t=KJV._

David’s Prayer for Solomon

A Parental Prayer “Give my son Solomon the wholehearted devotion to keep your commands, statutes and decrees and to do everything to build the palatial structure [temple] for which I have provided.” 1 Chronicles 29:19 When my son and daughter were young, I prayed with each of them before bedtime. Common requests concerned sound sleep, upcoming tests or assignments, and …

Draw Near

“Let’s Talk” Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, … let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews …

Jacob’s Prayer

Claim God’s Promises “I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness you have shown your servant.” Genesis 32:10 Jacob was in trouble. Again. He’d been entangled in some sort of trouble most of his life. He manipulated his older brother, Esau, then deceived their father, Isaac. He escaped Esau’s murderous rage by fleeing to Haran, where his Uncle Laban …